WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2012 - WASHINGTON, D.C
McDONOUGH ARENA - 7:00 PM
SETON HALL (7-17, 0-10) VS. #14 GEORGETOWN (18-5, 7-3)
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Seton Hall lost to St. John's, 55-25, on Saturday. The Red Storm went ahead 18-0 to start the game and never looked back. The Pirates were led by senior Jasmine Crew, who scored 14 points. Senior Tajay Ashmeade pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds off the bench. SHU shot 9-of-50 (18.0 percent) from the floor and failed to convert from three-point range in 11 tries.
Georgetown took down Cincinnati, 65-54, on Saturday afternoon on the strenght of 19 points from the BIG EAST's leading scorer, Sugar Rodgers. With six minutes to go and the game still in the balance, the Hoyas rattled off a 9-0 run to give themselves some breathing room and knocked down free-throws to claim the road-victory. The game also saw 44 combined turnovers between the teams, but GU was the squad who capitalized, scoring 24 points off of 20 Beacat miscues. Cincy only turned 20 turnovers into 15 points.
PLAY 4 KAY
The Seton Hall women's basketball team has launched an online donation website for the squad's upcoming Play4Kay (formerly WBCA PinkZone) game on February 18, 2012 against Cincinnati. Fans are encouraged to donate prior to the game against the Bearcats. At the game, a raffle will be held with all proceeds going toward the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. To make a donation, go to www.play4kay.org/shuwbb
PIRATES EXCELLING FROM DEEP
For the second straight season, SHU is poised to break the program record for three-pointers made in a season. The Pirates had 144 makes in 2010-11 and are at 116 with at least seven more games this year.
For the first time all season, every player that saw action scored for the Pirates in their game at Villanova on Jan. 31. It was the first time SHU had eight players on the scoresheet since a Dec. 17 game against Stony Brook.
EASY BEING GREEN
Junior Terry Green tied the school record for three-pointers made in a game after going 7-for-7 from downtown against DePaul on Jan. 28. Her exploits tied Debbie Hartnett who drilled seven three's against Hofstra on December 17, 1988. In addition, she is just the second player to all seven triples in a BIG EAST game, joining Notre Dame's Alicia Ratay who accomplished the feat against Rutgers in 2000.
FINDING THE RANGE
For the first time since Dec. 30 at Memphis, the Pirates shot above 40-percent from the floor against Syracuse on Jan. 22. It also marked just the second time SHU has outshot its opponents in its last eight contests.
CREW POISED TO SET FREE-THROW RECORD
With her 120 free-throws made this season, Jasmine Crew is just six away from setting the single-season record with at least seven more games to play. Kandice Green set the mark of 130 in the 2009-10 season.
GOING THE DISTANCE
Senior Jasmine Crew received her first breather during a game since Jan. 7 on at USF on Jan. 25. For the season, she has played the entire way eight times and has logged over 35 minutes in all but three games.
Junior Brittany Morris poured in a career-high 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting at Marquette on Jan. 7. It's the fourth time this season she's set a personal best in scoring this season. She followed that up with a 24 point performance at West Virginia on Jan. 10.
A CHANGE OF PACE
Head coach Anne Donovan has shuffled her starting lineup in eight of the Pirates last 11 games. Sophomore Jazzmine Johnson made her second straight start and was joined by freshman Alexis Brown as the Pirates started four guards the past two contests.
CREW IN ELITE COMPANY
Senior Jasmine Crew nearly single-handedly brought SHU back from a halftime deficit at Memphis after scoring the first 12 points of the second frame on her way to a game-high 33 points. It marks her second 30-plus point game of the year. She is just the second player in program history to have a pair of 30-point games in a season, joining Geraldine Saintilus who accomplished the feat in the 1988-89 season.